There are quite a few studies out there that compare gender roles and marriage success, many of which revolve around the age-old discussion concerning the division of household chores and how it affects marriage satisfaction and divorce rates. Although most of this research finds that, in reality, women still hold a majority of the household responsibilities, a new set of data shows that both men and women would actually prefer otherwise.
Did You Love Rayna James’ Wedding Dress on “Nashville”? Here’s the Designer and Where You Can Get It In Philly
We may not—spoiler!—have seen Rayna James’ wedding dress last night on Nashville for all that long, but I’m guessing it was just long enough for engaged fans of the show to wonder who made the beautiful gown worn by actress Connie Britton’s superstar character.
I had an inkling myself, while watching it (it’s one of those shows that I don’t particularly follow or DVR, but frequently have on in the background while doing something like addressing five and a half million holiday cards), but today, I set out to investigate.
When it comes to wedding party pampering, our first thought is usually the many treatments (hair, makeup, nails, tanning, etc.) that the bride and her girls require in order to look their best on the Big Day. What we don’t often focus our attention on though is the other team of equally important players—led by the guy you’re about to marry—who also need to be as handsome as ever come wedding time.
Did you attend Philadelphia Wedding‘s Brides, Bubbly & Brunch this year? If so, you might find yourself below, cupcake-eating, line-dancing and vendor-chatting. And if you didn’t, well—we think you’ll see why, if you haven’t yet tied the knot by the time one of our favorite events rolls around next year, you should come hang out with us!
CinemaCake put together this delightful recap of the morning we spent last month with a few hundred of Philly’s very fabulous brides. We think it captures the party just about perfectly. Enjoy:
It’s no secret that the holiday season can majorly derail even the most dedicated of dieters—the cakes, cookies and indulgent hors d’oeuvres you’ll find at every holiday party on your calendar can be hard to resist. And let’s not even get started on the cocktails.
Whenever I’m talking with a bride about her wedding vendors, and her search for a photographer comes up, I always make the point that with this vendor, perhaps more than any others, you’ve got to actually like the person.
If you and your baker aren’t scheduling to meet up again for happy hour after your tasting or you don’t become insta-besties with the manager at the shop where you ordered your invites, life will go on. But your photographer is the person who will be by your side from the time you slip into your wedding dress until the lights come on at your reception—they will see a lot, for starters, but it is also through their eyes that your wedding day will be captured in photos. You guys need to have a great rapport in order to get on the same page so that those photos also represent the way you want your day to be remembered.
We’ve seen surprise dances at weddings quite a bit around these parts, but we’re going to go ahead and say that this one wins.
The video below is from professional dancer Teddy Forance‘s wedding—and when we tell you that his groomsmen included dudes like Travis Wall (!) and Nick Lazzarini from So You Think You Can Dance, along with a few others who were in movies like Step Up Revolution and the remake of Footloose, well, you can see how we say this wins.
The boys surprised bride Victoria Rivera with this little number below. Enjoy this little squeal on us: